“Hell, yeah” I was going to play Kevin Durant again – Rolling Stone

she did Stephen Curry The Golden State Warriors are already considering the mega-trade idea to bring in their former superstar teammate Kevin Durant Back to the Gulf region?

“Oh yes!” Kari says rolling rock.

Carrie sat down in a series of wide-ranging conversations as part of the rolling rockOctober cover story, about sports activism and philanthropy, mental health and public policy, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and much more. Carrie talked about little hoops, too.

In one of five interviews, Carey revealed that the Warriors legitimately discussed whether and how to blow up the cannon roster. NBA This summer’s champions meet Durant, who largely split from Golden State in 2019 in favor of the Brooklyn Nets after back-to-back titles.

Durant reconciled with the Nets late last month, after asking to be traded and asking his team owner to sack the head coach and general manager. But Carey says his future Hall of Famer teammate was “misunderstood” – and that he would have welcomed Durant back with open arms.

As Carrie said rolling rock On August 9, three days after Durant reported an ultimatum to the Nets property: “There was an internal conversation between us about ‘If it’s available, can you?'” Every team has those conversations, and obviously in our case, they’ll call me and ask, ‘How do you feel about that?’

“I never hesitated. The idea of ​​playing with KD and knowing who he is as a person, from our history in those three years, I think KD is a really good guy. I think he misunderstood him. I think certain things happened in his life that harmed his ability to trust the people around him, in the sense of making him He feels safe at all times. So all these things, I understand, after I played with him and got to know him. I the love That man.

And if I say, ‘Oh, Dr. K. will come back.’ And we’ll play with him, ‘I had so much fun playing with him those three years, I’d say, ‘Hell, yeah! Then you have to think: What does that actually mean? What does it look like? Tell me I’m playing with him [current Warriors teammates Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, and Draymond Green], I’m like, “Hell, yeah!” There are all kinds of feelings and things going on for the league. And if anyone says you won’t enjoy this conversation – no disrespect to anyone on our team – but you don’t know how it goes. But you also understand, for example, that if we do this thing again, I have complete confidence in my team that we can win it again, as shown.

“So all of those things were true. And it all started with me wanting to play KD in the beginning. Yes, it’s about winning, it’s about having fun and playing a game Basketball. And that was part of a reaction, like, ‘Yeah, it would be amazing“.What does that actually mean?”

Carey also spoke with his brother Seth, the Brooklyn Nets shooting guard, about the possibility of Durant’s re-coupling. “For him to even enjoy the idea of ​​KD returning to the team kind of speaks volumes for his character,” Seth said. rolling rock On July 13th. “Who knows? I might be in the trade with him.”

In the course of shading Curry last month, I noticed him discussing Durant’s commercial market with him Snoop Dogg. Carey suggested that Durant had unrealistic expectations that his favorite destinations would keep their star rosters, despite the high asking price in Brooklyn: “Man, he thinks they’re going to teams — like if he goes to Phoenix — that they’re going to be the same team if he’s there,” he told Carrie Snoop. He said of the Boston Celtics, “They have a little bit of everything, but they’re going to have to deal with the organizational transition to get rid of Jaylen.” [Brown]. It is a pivotal piece. …had they done it—”Curry broke his fingertips in a blast, and agreed with Snoop that Durant was better off staying with the Nets.

Curry is “completely” committed to winning the title again this year. But the game is not his only focus. Carey raised his profile as a businessman, humanitarian, and – slowly but surely – an activist and a more outspoken political leader. This summer, the reigning hero welcomed rolling rock Behind the scenes where he considered his place in the history books.

rolling rockCarey’s profile goes online on Monday morning.

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